How will you serve?
Writer Elmer Towns tells about a member of a motorcycle gang who was converted to Jesus Christ dramatically and the first Sunday he did the only thing he knew he should do—he went to church. Nobody in the church knew him and he walked down the aisle to the second row and sat at the front of the church. The church folks couldn’t help noticing the big, burly, bearded biker sitting there in jeans and vest with shoulder-length hair and large colorful tattoos.
When the minister arose to make the announcements, he made an urgent appeal for a nursery worker that morning. But no one volunteered. So he asked a second time. But no takers. The cyclist sat there and prayed, “Lord, I want to do what you want me to do and if you want me to go work in the nursery just have the preacher ask a third time.” And a third time the preacher said. “Please, we need someone to work in the nursery.” Well, this time the cyclist raised his hand, nodded his head, and started toward the nursery. And, immediately, fifty mothers followed him volunteering to work in the nursery.
Christians are not always highly motivated when it comes to service. But we ought to be. The One who served us when He saved us said this: “The son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). Later he said to His disciples, “As the Father has sent me, so send I you” (John 20:21).
We should all resolve to follow Christ’s example and commands into a life of serving others. Though we are undeserving of His grace, we should all be serving to His glory!
So let us serve the Lord with gladness!
More Than Blessed,
In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul tells us that we are all given a spiritual gift for the edification of the body (church). All parts are needed for the body to be complete and function properly. Which area of the church can be made complete by the use of YOUR spiritual gift and time?
While the need for volunteers is ever changing and the time commitment varies. Some are a weekly commitment, some are once a month or less, but all are opportunities to be a blessing and to receive a blessing. Not sure if a position is right for you? Then we invite you to “shadow” someone currently serving and get a first-hand blessing experience. Click on the hands below, complete the form and a leader from your ministry interest will contact you.
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